Franklin Park Pediatrics Pediatrician Toledo Ohio
Pediatricians in Toledo, Ohio

COMMON CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES AND CONDITIONS


LICE

Head lice live only on humans and can be spread quickly by using the hat, comb, or brush of a infected person. Anyone can get head lice despite good health and hygiene habits. With treatment, all lice and nits (eggs) will be killed. HOME CARE

  • Shampoo with an anti-lice shampoo. This shampoo is available without a
    prescription. Shampoo all family members affected at the same time.
  • An alternate therapy instead of using anti-lice shampoo is to apply a thick layer of fat-laden mayonnaise to your child's hair, cover your child's head with a shower cap, and leave on for four (4) hours before washing out thoroughly.
  • Remove nits by back combing with a fine tooth comb
  • Clean all clothing and hats
  • Place all items which cannot be washed in a closed plastic bag for two weeks to suffocate any lice
  • Clean the house (lice can't live off a human body for longer than 72 hours)
  • Throw away all combs, brushes and hair accessories or boil them for five minutes

CALL THE DOCTOR DURING OFFICE HOURS IF:

  • Itching interferes with sleep
  • New eggs appear in the hair after 1 week

 

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2000 Regency Court
Suite 103
Toledo, Ohio 43623
419-475-5433
www.franklinparkpediatrics.com
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